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It depends how it was installed.
The traditional method is to burn the handle on by heating the tang so that the handle can be easily replaced or...
180mm x 50mm TFTFTFTFTF...keeper.
I was at the TF shop and they showed me the Hitachi steel catalog. They definitely have two types of White #1 steel. TF explained that Type A has...
The Nashiji use pre-clad White #1
The Maboroshi start with unclad White #1A, which TF clads in house.
Maboroshi knives see a lot more forge and...
This is also something to ask Jon to recommend. He's also extremely knowledgeable and helpful regarding restaurants in LA!
Do you think the knife you got from Morihei was straight when he gave it the "fine finish"?
I think Morihei would reject or fix a bent knife...
Edro will also make a "semi custom" saya based on a tracing of the profile and spine taper.
If you are interested in carbon clad blades, where the cladding is carbon, not stainless, you will have many more options like Hinoura or Murata,...
What's your address??
Never mind...I'm way tooooo old...
Call Jon at JKI.
He will give you the best advice and customer experience...
I'd call Bernal...they may have stock in the Oakland store that they'll sell you...
If so, you should ascertain the name of the pattern!
Separate names with a comma.